A band known for their captivating and comprehensive storytelling just as much as their elaborate and complex music, Massachusetts’ Defeater are gearing up to release their third full-length album, Letters Home, on July 16th. These ten new tracks are heavy and haunting, while lyrically poignant and continuing the story of a working class family living in post-WWII America. Letters Home revolves around the father of two brothers that listeners were introduced to in two of Defeater’s prior releases (Travels and most recently Empty Days & Sleepless Nights), giving a background to the character and seeing some of the events from those past albums through his eyes. Letters Home is legitimately Defeater’s heaviest body of music thus far – featuring powerfully intricate guitar instrumentation, colossal-sounding drums, and vocalist Derek Archambault’s voice sounding more ferocious than ever before.

Check out another new track from Letters Home, “Rabbit Foot”, streaming now in conjunction with album pre-order at

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